A scholarship fundraiser, a percussion master class and a faculty piano concert are among the events the Department of Music has planned as part of its fall lineup of performances and classes with renowned clinicians.
The Charles Lindsley Memorial Vocal Scholarship Fundraiser Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. supports an annual choral/vocal scholarship named after the department’s late teacher, mentor, colleague and friend. The proceeds will go toward an annual award for a student who has made outstanding contributions to the choral/vocal area. The event features performances by students, alumni, faculty and staff.
World-renowned percussionist Richie “El Pulpo” Gajate-Garcia will share his expertise with students during an Oct. 25 percussion master class. Gajate-Garcia earned the nickname “El Pulpo,” Spanish for octopus, because of his unique style and ability to play multiple percussion instruments simultaneously. The free event, which is open to the public, will be held in Building 24, room 105 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Cal Poly Pomona music faculty and staff will present music by composers Claude Debussy, Kevin Garnica and Tom Hiel, including the world premiere of two etudes for piano by Hiel’s – “The Wild” and “Orlando” performed by Vernon Snyder. Flutist Shannon Canchola will join the program in a performance by Kevin Garnica, with the composer on piano. Additional piano performers include Michael Jung and Hiel. Proceeds from the concert on Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. will benefit piano scholarship.
All concert performances will be in the Music Recital Hall.
Visit https://www.cpp.edu/~class/music/calendar-of-events.shtml for a complete listing of events, times and ticket prices.